This shot was taken on inauguration day last Monday in Washington DC at the Martin Luther King Memorial during sunset. We were blessed with an amazing sunset, and because we rented bikes we were able to get around to the various monuments fairly quickly which was great. This is the first time I'd seen the MLK Memorial and it's quite striking as the stone carving of Martin Luther King stands alone in a big square, so the stone is very imposing in comparison to the surroundings. Very strong. I loved how the sun came in and lit the stone for this shot, and I tried my best to capture it!
Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/1600 sec at f/4.0, 20mm at 20mm, ISO 50, flash did not fire. Taken at 5:25pm on January 21, 2013 by Jason Lanier.